My Apple Cranberry Pie Recipe

An Apple Cranberry pie was the first pie I ever made and is still my favorite! I started off baking it with this recipe and have since adjusted it to what you’ll see below. With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought this was the perfect time to share it with y’all in case you wanted to give it a shot too!


What you’ll need: 

  • Pie Crusts, or make your own if you have time!
  • Flour
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Gala Apples
  • Fresh Cranberries (frozen if you can’t find fresh)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Mapple Syrup
  • Pie pan

For the fruit filling:

  • 5 peeled, cored, and thinly sliced apples
  • 8 ounces of fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice – I usually just squeeze the juice out of half a lemon though
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

Mix it all together- I typically just go elbow deep in the filling to mix it.

To make pie bites, I put wax paper in each cup of cupcake pan, rolled out the pie crust, cut into 3 in diameter circles and then put them in the pan.

Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit until the juices start to bubble.

Warning: turns out your supposed to use parchment paper, not wax paper – wax paper can burn (see below) and cause a lot of smoke. In the end it was all fine but the fire alarm did go off twice, oops.

When the juices bubble, take the pies out and put a spoonful of crumb topping on each one.

To make the crumb topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (a pinch)
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cut into 1/2  inch pieces
  • Add just a tiny bit of water if it isn’t clumping together – or add more butter.

Mix it all together until it is clumpy but doesn’t adhere to your hands like paste.

Put make in the oven and bake until the crumb topping is golden brown. Tip: Let the pies cool before taking the paper off – it will rip the crust if you do it while their still hot/warm.

Lastly, and this is my own extra ingredient, add a drizzle of maple syrup on top for extra sweetness! This time I also added a touch of cinnamon sugar on top too!

Last step: Enjoy with friends and family!

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